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UPS Developer Kit

Announcements and API Updates

The UPS Developer Kit APIs are updated in January and July each year. Enhancements can range from individual API functionality changes to brand new APIs. There are numerous enhancements to the APIs for January 2018. To view January 2018 and previous release changes please select the More link located in the bottom right corner of this box.


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Developer APIs


Address Validation - City, State, ZIP
Verify the city, state, and ZIP or postal code information is valid.
Dangerous Goods
Validate Air, Ground, and International Dangerous Goods (hazardous materials) shipments are acceptable to UPS.
Locator - Global
Find a UPS location or The UPS Store nearest to you.
Request a collection for you or for one of your customers.
Notify UPS of Dangerous Goods shipments after shipment processing.
Compare delivery services and shipping rates to determine the best option for your customers.
Validate addresses, compare rates, and print labels for your internal business processes.
Time in Transit
Compare shipping transit times of UPS services.


Quantum View®
Stream Quantum View Data via XML over the Web and into internal applications.
Provide accurate package status information to your customers.
Tracking - UPS Signature Tracking®
Automate Proof of Delivery for your shipments.

International Trade

Paperless Documents
Upload document images and link to your international shipments.
UPS TradeAbility®
Generate cost estimates for duties, taxes, and transportation for international shipments; locate compliance and licensing information, and identify restricted trading parties.